The Geography Department aims to help students understand the links between the environment and the society we live in. We focus on the core ideas of space, scale, interdependence, human and physical processes, environmental impact, sustainable development and cultural diversity.
The Department is very aware of the benefits of fieldwork at all levels in Geography and therefore as many opportunities as possible are incorporated.
The aim of Lower School Geography is to give students a flavour of a multitude of topics ranging from Sustainability and Climate Change to Living Space. The students study a variety of both Human and Physical topics as well as the interrelationships between the two. Lessons are delivered using a variety of methods and students gain an array of skills during the three years, including presentation, research and data manipulation techniques.
Once in the Upper School the IGCSE specification dictates the course. Three examination papers are worked towards which look at theory, geographical skills and fieldwork techniques – all key elements of a well-rounded geographer.
In the Sixth Form the OCR specification is followed for A-level. It is our aim to excite students about the world around them and leave them with a desire to learn more beyond the classroom and in later life. For more information on the Geography Department, click here.
And to hear from the Head of Department, Mrs Gibbs, watch the video below.